Windows Run Commands: They Are Not for Just Geeks You Know!

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Windows Run Commands: They Are Not for Just Geeks You Know!

Most of these commands work on Windows 7, Windows 8x, and Windows 10.

When you open a Run command by pressing the Windows Key + R, you can open a program or a web page.

Use the Win+R keyboard shortcut to open the Run dialog box. Type the name of any program in the dialog and press Enter (some applications require you to type a file path too). Here’s some applications that don’t need you to type a file path to open:

Try it right now. Press & hold down the Windows Key and press the R key. The Run dialog will open. Now type any of the following commands in the command line and press Enter.

Notepad
MSINFO32 (Shows detailed information about your system)
WordPad
iexplore.exe (Internet Explorer)
RSTRUI.exe (System Restore)
MSPaint (Microsoft Paint)
MSCONFIG (Configuration utility)
SERVICES.MSC (Windows Services)
WRITE (Opens WordPad)
Chrome
Firefox
Calc (opens the calculator)
WinVer (displays your Windows version)
Control (opens Control Panel)
CMD (opens a Command Prompt)
utilman (opens Ease of Access Center)
netplwiz (opens User Accounts)
cleanmgr (Opens Windows Cleanup)
Documents (Opens your documents folder)
Downloads (Opens your downloads folder)
Control Fonts (Opens your Fonts folder and displays all fonts on your system)

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